Like one Buffy Summers, and many NY-ers and vampire slayers before me, I don’t drive. I took Driver’s Ed in high school and blame my inability to drive a car on the fact that the teacher played Rush Limbaugh during my lessons. You should all thank your lucky stars I’m not on the road; I’m a terrible driver. I’m high-strung as hell and I don’t belong in a car.
That said, Bookmobiles are really freaking cool. I like the idea of a movable library, there to reach patrons who can’t get to one for whatever reason. I, personally, would like you to drive me around in a mint-colored Winnebago filled with comic books and zines.
Tumblr is a dangerous place, with misquoted books (seriously, no one seems to know the difference between Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan) and Hot Topic-ed co-eds as far as the eye can see. You’re lucky you have me to guide you through that hot mess.
If you can manage the translation, you can find more about this bookmobile here.
Via the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Flickr: “1945 Photograph of the Enoch Pratt Free Library book wagon during a visit to the 1000 block Dallas Street in Baltimore, Maryland. An African American boy, standing at the head of the horse attached to the book wagon, reads a book held in his one hand while holding the horse’s bridle with his other hand.”
And that’s all I have to say about that.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid